American Heart Association News
Here's why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice
Checking your blood pressure is a mainstay of every medical checkup. Now, there's some new medical advice on this seemingly mundane part of a wellness visit to the doctor. So, what's the new medical advice? Get your blood pressure checked twice, a new study advises. Patients who had their blood
Is caffeine good for your heart?
Cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Mieres appears live on "GMA" to discuss what to know about a new study that suggests caffeine might be good for your heart.
States where you’re more likely to have heart disease: See where your state ranks
Live in New Mexico? You are more likely to be affected by heart disease . New Mexico and the Southeastern part of the United States rose to the top of the list of states that have more people living with heart disease than any other part of the country, according to the Global Burden of
People at genetic risk for heart disease can decrease chances of heart attack by getting active
If you have a parent or sibling with heart disease , especially one that died at a young age, should you avoid exercise because of your genetic risk? A new study says, quite clearly, no. Many people likely know that staying active and physically fit, in addition to other healthy behaviors, can
Foods that could help fight strokes
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the biggest takeaways from a new study that found women who ate more cruciferous veggies had a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Mothers of babies with heart defects may have long-term heart health risks
Nearly one in 100 babies are born with a heart condition -- and a new study says that their mothers may have a higher risk of their own heart problems. A study of more than 1 million moms found that those raising children with heart problems were more likely to be hospitalized themselves for heart
Easter reality check: Here is how much sugar can be in kids' Easter baskets
Fair warning to parents. From chocolate bunnies to peanut butter eggs and marshmallow chicks (oh my your child’s Easter basket could be full of the same amount of sugar that experts recommend kids eat over the course of several weeks. “The really big chocolate bunnies alone, some can have close to
Even short bursts of exercise can reduce Americans' risk of disease and death, study says
Do the national exercise guidelines need a change? That’s a question raised by a new study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health . Americans are bombarded with mixed messages: Exercise only counts if you do it this way or that way, or for a short time
Flu vaccine linked to lower death risk for heart failure patients: Study
Flu is a killer every year, and with this season's high toll of deaths and hospitalizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has strongly advised everyone older than six months to get the flu vaccine. Even healthy people are at risk, but those with heart failure should take
A study reveals new information about heart attacks and women younger than 55
A man is charged in the death of his newlywed wife after saying she died in a boating accident.